The Politics of Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead

Essays on the Television Series and Comics

Author: Elizabeth L. Erwin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 848

From the beginning, both Robert Kirkman's comics and AMC's series of The Walking Dead have brought controversy in their presentations of race, gender and sexuality. Critics and fans have contended that the show's identity politics have veered toward the decidedly conservative, offering up traditional understandings of masculinity, femininity, heterosexuality, racial hierarchy and white supremacy. This collection of new essays explores the complicated nature of relationships among the story's survivors. In the end, characters demonstrate often-surprising shifts that consistently comment on identity politics. Whether agreeing or disagreeing with critics, these essays offer a rich view of how gender, race, class and sexuality intersect in complex new ways in the TV series and comics.

The Walking Dead Live!

Essays on the Television Show

Author: Philip L. Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 591

In 2010, The Walking Dead premiered on AMC and has since become the most watched scripted program in the history of basic cable. Based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead provides a stark, metaphoric preview of what the end of civilization might look like: the collapse of infrastructure and central government, savage tribal anarchy, and purposeless hordes of the wandering wounded. While the representation of zombies has been a staple of the horror genre for more than half a century, the unprecedented popularity of The Walking Dead reflects an increased identification with uncertain times. In The Walking Dead Live! Essays on the Television Show, Philip L. Simpson and Marcus Mallard have compiled essays that examine the show as a cultural text. Contributors to this volume consider how the show engages with our own social practices—from theology and leadership to gender, race, and politics—as well as how the show reflects matters of masculinity, memory, and survivor’s guilt. As a product of anxious times, The Walking Dead gives the audience an idea of what the future may hold and what popular interest in the zombie genre means. Providing insight into the broader significance of the zombie apocalypse story, The Walking Dead Live! will be of interest to scholars of sociology, cultural history, and television, as well as to fans of the show.

The Walking Dead and Philosophy

Zombie Apocalypse Now

Author: Wayne Yuen

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

View: 445

Offers a selection of essays using the popular graphic novel and television program, providing a humorous look at the study of philosophy and philosophical topics.

Better Off Dead

The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-human

Author: Deborah Christie

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 690

What has the zombie metaphor meant in the past? Why does it continue to be, so prevalent in our culture? This collection seeks to provide an archaeology of the zombietracing its lineage from Haiti, mapping its various cultural transformations, and suggesting the post-humanist direction in which the zombie is ultimately heading.

The Walking Dead Season 4 Quiz Book

Author: Wayne Wheelwright

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 31

View: 542

The fourth season of Walking Dead picks up with the group settled into their new lives in the prison. Rick has given up leadership and the Woodbury survivors have joined the new peaceful community but as ever in the post apocalyptic world of the Walking Dead, threats old and new are on the horizon. Inside this book are 200 questions of varying difficulty so batten down the hatches and prepare to test your knowledge on the actions of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse in the latest chapter of this series of quiz books about one of the best shows on television.

The Walking Dead #18

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 36

View: 763

Rick has gone over the edge. He's alienating everyone around him-people he's come to know and trust, his family, his friends. Rick is becoming more and more isolated within the group. Where he goes from here will test the limits of his humanity.

Up from the Walking Dead

The Charles McGregor Story

Author: Charlie McGregor

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN:

Category: African American motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 490

View: 238

Video Movie Guide 1996

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1646

View: 163

A QUICK AND EASY RENTER'S GUIDE TO HELP YOU FIND VIDEOS, ORGANIZED JUST LIKE YOUR VIDEO STORE! You'll be watching movies like the experts with this fact-packed video guide to more than16,000 films. Organized by category to make your decision easier, this bestselling encyclopedia is unique in its comprehensive coverage and user-friendliness. From Five Stars to Turkey, the ratings help you preview the perfect movie for you! * * * Indexed by director, star, title, and Oscar winners! * * * In the full-title index, all four- and five-star movies are indicated by an *, and all new entries are highlighted for easy identification. * * * Special sections on family, foreign, and documentary films! * * * More offbeat and obscure films than any other guide, with serials, B-Westerns, horror movies, repackaged TV series, and made-for-TV movies! * * * "The best all-around volume." --Newsday